If Emily bought three pounds of oranges and four pounds of bananas for $8.53 and Beth bought four pounds of oranges and two pounds of bananas for $7.74, how much should Jenel expect to pay for nine pounds of oranges and seven pounds of bananas? Homework Help ✎
Try writing a system of equations for the problem.
3(oranges) + 4(bananas) = $8.53
4(oranges) + 2(bananas) = $7.74
Solve the system of equations to determine the cost of 1 pound of oranges and 1 pound of bananas.
Use your answers to determine the cost of 9 pounds of oranges and 7 pounds of bananas.